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* Sri Lanka's Northern Province needs not properly reflected in 2014 Budget, CM says
Sun, Dec 15, 2013, 11:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: Chief Minister of Sri Lanka's Northern Provincial Council C.V. Wigneswaran says that the government in its 2014 Budget has not made provisions for the requirements of the province.

He said the needs of the province have not been properly reflected in next year's budget.

The Northern Provincial Council will seek financial resources from stakeholders within the country as well as well-wishers living abroad to address the needs of the Province, the Chief Minister indicated.

According to Wigneswaran, the capital allocation for the Northern Provincial Council is Rs. 5.831 billion out of the total budget capital allocation of Rs. 1.341 trillion.

He explained that the Northern Province as a society emerging from conflict has special problems and complexities that cannot be tackled under the National Policies which are decided on the basis of national parameters.

He added that there are huge gaps and problems in terms of development capacities of stake holders of governance, specific social issues and war impacts.

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